Daily Reading & Prayer

Just Look Around!

August 17, 2020


Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — His eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”Psalms 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.”


Does God exist? This question has been debated for thousands of years. As Christ-followers, our immediate response is, “Yes! Just look around.” From the human brain to birds in flight to a majestic mountain range, God has made His presence known. Yet, many people would say this answer falls short of logic, a mere blind leap of faith. So, is the belief that the universe is a random occurrence, that everything came from nothing, a superior response? Absolutely not! Because for every effect there must be a more powerful cause.Something far greater than chance created us. Romans 1:20 says God has given us indisputable evidence of His eternal power and divine nature. This leads to the next question: Why are we here?We weren’t created to merely believe God exists. He masterfully made us in His own image and wants to have an intimate relationship with us. We are the object of His love, and we exist (as does all creation) to glorify Him. And, as believers, we have been uniquely tasked to reflect the majesty of our Maker and shine His light before all mankind!


Carve out some time today to spend a few moments outside and take notice of God’s creation. As you feel the warmth of the sun or enjoy the star-filled sky, give thanks as you join with nature to glorify God.


Dear Lord, Thank You for revealing Yourself to me through all of creation. Just as the heavens declare Your glory and the skies proclaim Your handiwork, I will shine Your light before others and make Your name known! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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